pedigree, 15 heifers in calf or in milk, £1158.50; 34 bulling heifers, £921.22; four Belted Galloway cows, £1666.87, 12 Morell Belted Galloways, £781.37.

non pedigree, seven heifers in calf or in milk, £937.14; 28 bulling heifers, £656.78; 42 from Birkwith herd dispersal, £916.00; three Blue Grey, £1143.33.

A Whitebred female secured the reserve female championship and sold for the lead price of 3300gns at a sale of Shorthorn and Galloway

cattle at Carlisle.

Sale leader was the McNair family's Stroneskar Pegasus, a July 2016-born heifer by Stroneskar Rocky from the herd at Ford, Lochgilphead. This heifer, bred from the Blackburn Grafter-sired, Ben Ledi Duchess 2 dam, sold to Messrs Haggas, Skipton, North Yorkshire.

The male and supreme champion from Messrs Hewson, Burgh Head Farm, Burgh By Sands, Carlisle, sold across the water to Ireland for 2000gns with Messrs Owens, Kilkenny. This was Parton Casino Royale, a 19-month-old bull by Northwood William, out of the Parton Lightning daughter, Parton Suzanna 71.

Next best at 2600gns when sold to Messrs Inverglen, Oban, was the Galloway female champion, Bridget 35 of Kilnstown from Kilnstown Farms, Bewcastle, Carlisle. Backed by home-bred genetics, this April 2017-born bulling heifer is by Welling of Kilnstown, out of Bridget 32 of Kilnstown.

Messrs Gordon, Crocketford, Dumfries, paid 2000gns for the Galloway bull, Rambler of High Creoch from Kirkcudbrightshire breeders, G and K Gilligan, High Creoch, Gatehouse of Fleet. This 22-month-old son of Norseman of High Creoch, is bred from Barrsyard Natalie.

A top price of 2500gns was paid in the Belted Galloways for a December 2015-born female with her heifer calf at foot. This was D and W Leach's Bergere Bluebell 2 from Hall Bank, Tundergarth, Lockerbie. She is by Miefield Morris, out of Peepoings Bluebell 2, while her 14-month-old heifer calf is by Ireland White Knight. The buyer here was Messrs Brook, Pilling, Lancashire.

The champion female and reserve overall Whitebred Shorthorn was Barlaes Hetaherbell 14 from R McTurk, Dalry Castle Douglas, which later sold for 19000gns to Messrs Robertson, Langholm, Dumfriesshire.

Belted Galloways

208 2500gns Messrs Brook, Pilling, Lancashire



Pedigree Heifers in calf or in milk

46 1450gns Messrs Sargent, Penrith, Cumbria

45 1250gns Messrs Matheson, Sutherland, Inverness

47 1250gns Messrs Bowman, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire

48 1250gns Messrs Harding, Brampton, Cumbria

62 1250gns Messrs Patterson, Langholm, Dumfriesshire

2nd prize in class 3

50 1200gns Messrs Matheson, Sutherland, Inverness

Pedigree Bulling Heifers

88 2600gns Messrs Inverglen, Oban

1st prize in class 6, and Female Champion

80 1550gns Messrs Douglas, Castle Derg, Co Tyrone, N.Ireland

2nd prize in class 4

76 1500gns Messrs Priestley, Brampton, Cumbria

3rd prize in class 4

78 1500gns Messrs Dickinson, Kendal, Cumbria

1st prize in class 4

100 1250gns Messrs Douglas, Castle Derg, Co Tyrone, N.Ireland

93 1200gns Messrs Crawshaw, Rochdale, Manchester

Pedigree Bulls

25 2000gns Messrs Gordon, Crocketford, Dumfries

Non-Pedigree Heifers in calf or in milk

35 £1150 Messrs Waugh, Carlisle, Cumbria

2nd prize in class 2

36 £1150 Messrs Wallace, Hexham, Northumberland

1st prize in class 2

37 £1050 Messrs Patterson, Langholm, Dumfriesshire

44 £1000 Messrs Patterson, Langholm, Dumfriesshire

Non-Pedigree Bulling Heifers

138 £1400 Messrs Douglas, Castle Derg, Co Tyrone, N.Ireland

1st prize in class 6

107 £1350 Messrs Wallace, Hexham, Northumberland

2nd prize in class 6

112 £1050 Messrs Wallace, Hexham, Northumberland

Dispersal Sale of the Birkwith Herd

189 1400gns Messrs Dodd, Brampton, Cumbria

178 1220gns Messrs Kempson, Rossendale, Lancashire

187 1200gns Messrs Patrick, Omagh, Co Tyrone, N.Ireland

186 1150gns Messrs Wallace, Hexham, Northumberland

Stock Bulls

190 1500gns (A/Angus) - Messrs Hunter, Westward, Wigton, Cumbria

191 1300gns (A/Angus) - Castletown Estate, Carlisle, Cumbria

Belted Galloways

208 2500gns Messrs Brook, Pilling, Lancashire

210 1550gns Messrs Taylor, Thursby, Cumbria

Blue Grey

216 £1380 Messrs Evans, Llambrynmair, Powys

217 £1350 Messrs Nixon, Gretna, Dumfriesshire

Consignment from the Morrell Herd (Belted Galloways)

226 1050gns Messrs Davies, Alnwick, Northumberland

230 1050gns Messrs Davies, Alnwick, Northumberland